How Farmers Can Use Data to Push Back Against Big Ag !

How Farmers Can Use Data to Push Back Against Big Ag !

By Fouad Bendris

Today, Farmers Business Network is announcing a $15 million round of funding led by Google Ventures. According to Andy Wheeler, a partner at the search giant’s investment arm, data is becoming ever more important to agriculture. That’s one reason why the firm also invested in a company called Climate Corporation, which uses weather data to provide insurance to farmers and eventually was acquired by Monsanto.

Fouad Bendris’s insight:
For decades, farmers have had to rely on seed companies for information about how well their seeds grow. This Google-backed startup is helping farmers share that data with each other …

Source:: Strategy & Governance

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